SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 60 satellites as part of their Starlink mission on Thursday.

Officials with SpaceX said they have created the satellite constellation system Starlink, with the goal to provide broadband internet service worldwide.

The launch comes after SpaceX postponed the mission twice, citing upper-level winds in one and to update satellite software in another.

Thursday's launch window opened at 10:30 p.m.

SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites at Cape Canaveral

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SpaceX said there will be more satellite launches to come.

Founder Elon Musk said he needed about 800 satellites to provide moderate coverage.

Ultimately, the network could have up to 12,000 satellites.

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